• Talent Supporting Talent: Bruce Cockburn inspired by Team Canada in Paralympic Athletes Village

    Date: 2012.08.31 | Category: Uncategorized | Tags: ,

    Original news story posted here: http://bit.ly/TEPx7h


    [Bruce Cockburn and Gordon Campbell, Canadian High Commissioner to Great Britain, pose for a group photo with cyclists Robbi Weldon (Thunder Bay, ON) and pilot Lyne Bessette (Knowlton, QC) at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Athletes Village. (Photo: Phillip MacCallum/Canadian Paralympic Committee)]

    London – August 31, 2012 – Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn toured Team Canada’s facilities in the Paralympic Athletes Village this morning and came away inspired by the Canadian Paralympic Team.

    Several Canadian athletes enjoyed the chance to explain their sports to one of Canada’s favourite folk rock guitarists, who was accompanied by the Canadian High Commissioner to London, Gordon Campbell.

    Cockburn is in the UK from Aug. 24 to Sept. 7 on tour supporting his latest album, Small Source of Comfort.

    “I know that Team Canada will make us all proud,” said Cockburn, after meeting the tandem blind cycling powerhouse duo of Robbi Weldon (Thunder Bay, ON) and pilot Lyne Bessette (Knowlton, QC). “I’m looking forward to seeing all the great results that are going to come out!”
    Cockburn also met visually-impaired athletes from the sport of goalball, along with wheelchair fencer Sylvie Morel (Pincourt, QC), who challenged him to a duel.

    [Sylvie Morel (Pincourt, QC) of Wheelchair Fencing challenges Bruce Cockburn to a duel during walk about at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the Athlete Village. (Photo: Phillip MacCallum/Canadian Paralympic Committee)]